Master Shi Heng Yi - 5 hindrances to self-mastery | Shi Heng YI | TEDxVitosha

  • Published on Feb 12, 2020
  • Meet Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi in his serene talk about self-discovery. Learn why rainfall is an essential part of each flowering. And every small step - part of the journey to the highest peek. The hindrances along the way to self-discovery and personal growth are easy to overcome. Learn how from his talk. For more than 30 years, Master Shi Heng Yi has been studying and practicing the interaction between mind and body. His strength is the ability to smoothly combine this knowledge with physical exercises and to practice Martial art -Kung Fu and Qi Gong. He has an academic background but he prefers to live at the Shaolin Temple Europe, Monastery located in Otterberg, Germany. Since 2010 he has been taking care of the settlement and he personifies the sustainable development and spreading the Shaolin culture and philosophy. As a contemporary monk, Master Yi holds a smartphone in the folds of his clothes as he sees no contradiction between living together with ancient knowledge and high technology. “The universal law of being successful and happy at the same time means finding the balance”, says master Yi. And as for flying - yes, he really can do it! He only needs a stick and a little space. We expect him to fly-in and share about the Shaolin way at TEDxVitosha 2020.
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  • Josh Binder
    Josh Binder Year ago +14763

    Sensual mind
    Negative mind
    Slothful mind
    Unsettled mind
    Skeptical doubt
    "Align and structure your life in a way to prevent these hindrances"
    1. Recognize
    2. Accept
    3. Investigate
    4. Non-Identity
    There are 2 mistakes along the way to mastery
    1. Not starting
    2. Not going all the way

    • RIP WFF
      RIP WFF Day ago

      THANK YOU!!!!

    • Pol Lopez
      Pol Lopez 2 days ago

      @samson smith he actually talk about in dullness/heaviness hindrance XD

    • Pol Lopez
      Pol Lopez 2 days ago

      @Joshua Cruse 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • Pol Lopez
      Pol Lopez 2 days ago

      & the most important thing it's all about the peak or the path you want to choose

    • Compassion&Loyalty
      Compassion&Loyalty 16 days ago

      Thank you so much!

  • Smitty Werben Jaggerman Jenson
    Smitty Werben Jaggerman Jenson 6 months ago +1809

    Almost 14 years ago I participated in a program in the Shaolin temple where he used to live. This guy taught me proper meditation and breathing skills and shared his story with me. Absolutely fantastic person with an unbelievable amount of discipline and a mind which is the strongest I've ever encountered. One time the other 3 guys who were in the temple and I couldn't keep up with him and the monks and we fell behind during the morning routine. As punishment we had to do 500 push ups which sounded completely unreal but he said we won't get to eat unless we finished it. He said all this in a very calm voice and we just did it. He taught me how to achieve anything if you're disciplined and calm enough. 非常谢谢师父!

    • David Romero
      David Romero 12 days ago

      @Katyayni dwivedi no problem. hope you enjoy it. there were a few bubble bursting segments like you gotta know a little bit of martial arts or else they won't really bother with you. it's a whole reality check

    • Katyayni dwivedi
      Katyayni dwivedi 12 days ago

      @David Romero okk thanks again

    • David Romero
      David Romero 12 days ago

      @Katyayni dwivedi he does put that in the description. where he says he's just a regular guy and people came to his channel when his real shaolin disciple reacts.
      I usually have to type ranton shaolin videos and set them from old to new to watch in order

    • Katyayni dwivedi
      Katyayni dwivedi 12 days ago

      @David Romero but his video are to much messsy ..apart from shaolin temple his TheXvid channel is full with another videos

    • Katyayni dwivedi
      Katyayni dwivedi 13 days ago +1

      @David Romero thankyouuu so much 😊

  • Derek Kumo
    Derek Kumo 2 months ago +5

    5 Hindrances
    1. Sensual desire (pleasures & distractions)
    2. ill will (negative mind)
    3. Slothful body & mind (lack of energy, lack of motivation)
    4. Restlessness (worry about the future or regret about the past, unable to stay in the present)
    5. Skeptical doubt (indecisiveness)
    Each of these hindrances is placing a dark cloud on your mind.
    Solution: Align and structure your life to prevent these hindrances from arising.
    4 Steps to remove these Hindrances
    1. Recognize (what state of mind you’re in)
    2. Accept (accept and allow situations and people to be the way it is/they are)
    3. Investigate (your emotional & mental state) - “why did it come up?” “what is the consequence if I remain in that state?”
    4. Non identification (practice “I’m not the body, I’m not mind, I’m not my emotion, I can just see all these 3 aspects about me”)

  • David Duez
    David Duez 7 months ago +286

    "All of our lifetimes, all of our lives are too unique to copy the path from someone else" This might be the best quote I've ever heard!

    • Zaw Myint Oo
      Zaw Myint Oo 27 days ago +2

      Ty for typing that out I thought I heard past instead of path

    • EngSeow Wee
      EngSeow Wee 2 months ago +1

      he is a very rare one.

  • dankind
    dankind 2 months ago +178

    03:13 What is important in this lifetime?
    05:14 Each individual needs to find the most suitable way to climb that mountain
    07:27 The Five Hindrance
    09:42 First Hindrance - Sensual Desire
    11:08 Second Hindrance - Ill Will
    12:16 Third Hindrance - Sloth and Torpor
    13:12 Fourth Hindrance - Restlessness
    14:08 Fifth Hindrance - Skeptical Doubt
    14:58 Let it rain
    15:50 Four step method
    15:59 First Step - Recognize - What Am I Feeling Right Now?
    16:08 Second Step - Accept - Let go
    16:24 Investigate Your Emotional and Mental State - Cause? Consequence?
    16:40 Non-Identification - I am not the body. I am not the mind. I am not my emotion. My world mirrors these three aspects about me.
    17:11 Mind your own business to bring meaning and value into your life

  • Christiaan Kruger
    Christiaan Kruger 2 years ago +33321

    Apparently, when you're a Shaolin monk, awesome music emanates from the surroundings whenever you speak.

  • Ah Jun
    Ah Jun 6 months ago +730

    The most important part is practicing. "I am not the body. I am not the mind. I am not my emotion. It's just that I can see all this three aspect about me"

    • Steve Thea
      Steve Thea 18 hours ago

      @m/talk you mean God?

    • Hadi A.
      Hadi A. 15 days ago

      @Silvia Mendes I think he means not to get stuck with them. Understanding them and give them their due and not more. You are more than them.

    • Brigitte Morobise
      Brigitte Morobise Month ago

      Untethered soul ..a book by Michael singer depicts this so well

    • Girija Bhaskar
      Girija Bhaskar 2 months ago

      @playgamer300 Chidananda rupam Shivoham Shivoham.

    • Girija Bhaskar
      Girija Bhaskar 2 months ago

      @Sally Ironic In India we go one step further.
      I am the nature of consciousness and limitless. I am the pure self.
      Chidananda rupam Shivoham Shivoham.

  • Subham Das
    Subham Das 8 months ago +373

    This man moves like a lion and speaks straight from his heart.

    • sowhat
      sowhat Month ago

      @Claire your instinct you mean? I saw you were father with capital F. Didn't you mean your dad?

    • Claire
      Claire Month ago +1

      This man remind me of my Father. That's how my Father teach us. He always says Followers your Mind, Heart, Souls Spirt, and Your Instead..

    • Bob johnson
      Bob johnson 2 months ago +3

      and he punches like Mike Tyson

  • Deepika Barman
    Deepika Barman 7 months ago +186

    I’ve already watched this video like 10 times. Every time I listen to it I learn something new. It keeps me moving forward while still accepting the past.

    • Horus Hunter
      Horus Hunter 4 months ago +1

      I first watched it about a year ago and much of it seems new even though I just rewatched it a few times again

    • Corona Virus
      Corona Virus 5 months ago

      How is it now

  • VoidStorm
    VoidStorm 4 months ago +185

    I'm climbing my mountain right now but at the moment it is scattered with distractions and self doubt but I'm doing my best to learn to push through it all. I will make it to the top one day.

    • dodekaedius
      dodekaedius 10 days ago

      If you follow the journey, every hindrance and mastering it, will feel like reaching the peak.
      It is and has always been in all of our lives, if we're willing to grow and experience clarity and beating ourselves.
      Best wishes to all of you

    • VoidStorm
      VoidStorm 15 days ago +1

      @Socar Socar thank you. 🙏

    • Socar Socar
      Socar Socar 15 days ago +1

      and you're definitely not alone on this journey. with God as our guide and our shield, we'll get there.

    • Lars Johansen
      Lars Johansen 16 days ago +2

      i was just about to write exactly what you did. Stay strong, and never quit

    • VoidStorm
      VoidStorm 25 days ago +1

      @M Thank you so much, these are wise words and I will definitely try and follow your advice. Right now on my path I'm trying to reconnect with nature and distant myself from the digital world to rediscover who I am and what I can be.

  • The lazy freak
    The lazy freak Year ago +5423

    “You can either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The choice is yours.” - ❤️🔥

  • The Financial Revolutionist
    The Financial Revolutionist 8 months ago +173

    I like how he still continues after his time is up but no one stops him. Thank yall for that🙏

    • Collin Drake
      Collin Drake 2 months ago +5

      The truth is one of the most powerful forces. Who can truly stop that?

  • mona cojocaru
    mona cojocaru 7 months ago +29

    his presence filled the room, the audience simply mesmerized, the music, the words, the tone of his voice, his feline movements, 18 minutes of enlightenment!

  • Surav Dada
    Surav Dada Day ago

    The most humble genius a mind-blowing lecture so far I have witnessing in the TEDx talks.

  • Michael Vogel
    Michael Vogel 11 days ago +9

    Wow, this made me cry a bit, going thru a painful breakup and I found so much wisdom in this. This man is so in tune with not only himself, but with the universe that it amazes me and I realize how little I truly understand. Thank you sir.

  • solac388
    solac388 2 years ago +16085

    Took some notes for myself and now sharing them for anyone who might find them valuable :)
    5 Hindrances to Self-Mastery
    1. Sensual desire (sight/touch/taste/smell/hearing) = Am I addicted?
    2. Ill will / aversion = Am I feeling a negative emotion?
    3. Dullness / heaviness = Am I unmotivated?
    4. Restlessness = Is my mind jumping from though to thought?
    5. Sceptical doubt = Am I indecisive?
    Rain (is the solution)
    Recognise which one you're experiencing
    Accept that's what you're experiencing
    Investigate why you're experiencing it
    Non-identify with that experience: 'i am not the body, i am not the mind, i am not my emotion'
    I wish the talk would go on for longer and if he could share stories of people overcoming each of them :)

    • Owen Teitz
      Owen Teitz 7 months ago

      Thank you for writing this

    • Mike Lundrigan
      Mike Lundrigan 8 months ago

      Thanks…I copied your notes!

    • Deela
      Deela 9 months ago

      @French Fries we all do from time to time. The answer : " let it rain "
      And note how it rains- sometimes cloudy, dark and stormy , sometimes heavly pouring, sometimes only drizzling and Sometimes no rain and there's bright sunlight. Desire, anger, apathy, restlessness and doubt are all passing stages of ( untrained) mind is to observe this procession , of transformation, with equanimity .. without getting involved with it/ without feeling guilty/ without wanting to get rid of it.. that's when wisdom arise, about the universal characteristic of our identity of ' self'., impermanence.

    • xVaiTaLx
      xVaiTaLx 9 months ago


    • Ajay Lama
      Ajay Lama 9 months ago

      I am suffering from all the 5 hindrances🤦‍♂😭

  • NewYorker Joe
    NewYorker Joe 5 months ago +89

    The fact that we get free documentaries on TheXvid by TEDx Talks is truly a gift 👍 👍 👍

    • Mixo Mashimbye
      Mixo Mashimbye 5 months ago +4

      It truly is, and yet Billions aren't taking advantage of it...

  • Nimasha Amali
    Nimasha Amali 5 months ago +79

    I've been a Buddhist my whole life. I actually know all these facts but the thing is I never knew how to add the practice of dealing with the hindrances in my day to day life. This is great! Probably the best Ted talk I've come across!

    • Beyondreamtime 420
      Beyondreamtime 420 3 months ago

      It’s hard and very hard , I think you are missing consistency. “Questioning is a foundation of ability to learn , practice is a process of what you have learn to reality and master is the outcome of constant practice .”

  • holamoco17
    holamoco17 8 months ago +56

    I love this man, his teaching and his advices, the story he tells is beautiful and insightful. I always feel calm, relaxed and satisfied with happiness after this video. It is perfect to watch when you feel down and insecure.

  • Deeds Rae
    Deeds Rae 6 months ago +99

    I remember when I first seen this talk, it had only a few thousand views. It makes me very happy to know that many people have been listening and learning from this. It has changed my life. I’m very happy with the way things are going in my life now. I wish you all to be your best self and enjoy life.

  • Gerard Le Roux
    Gerard Le Roux Year ago +619

    The amount of control he displays is phenomenal. He remains calm throughout the entire talk and never gets stuck. Not even with one word. Remarkable.

    • Raghvendra Singh
      Raghvendra Singh 2 months ago

      @R Berliner @

    • Fist Bump
      Fist Bump 4 months ago

      He's so "enlightened "..
      Yet never smiles🙄🤔🤔🤣🤣

    • Smedley
      Smedley Year ago

      @Salome Chatterjee He speaks from teleprompter. You can see it scrolling on some shots of the audience.

    • Smedley
      Smedley Year ago

      He does have a teleprompter.

    • Arnexism Scott
      Arnexism Scott Year ago

      @Jonathan yeah that was how I did mine too, you can get reach to him on whatsapp now...him will give you a better solution

  • Elizabeth Polkey
    Elizabeth Polkey 5 months ago +19

    I love how he dives straight in and lets his message speak for its self

  • Okami Amaterasu
    Okami Amaterasu 3 months ago +11

    He's grounded and united, without a single tinge of hurry, worry and forgetfulness, he is sure of every word he utters and every step he takes. What an exemplary person.

    • Panoptic
      Panoptic 8 days ago

      yes and it all looks so effortless as well. nothing awkward or forceful. quite mesmerizing

    • Wally BingBang
      Wally BingBang 3 months ago

      A lot of practice, discipline, meditation
      I am thinking of going to his school in Germany to learn some more Qigong
      I stayed in Tai Chi Acadamy in Yangshuo China in 2018

  • Horus Orion
    Horus Orion 3 months ago +10

    I come back to this video every once in a while. It seems like a video that has about every life lesson all in one small lecture.

  • billsf94131
    billsf94131 2 days ago

    This is why I've always liked eastern spirituality. So much kindness and compassion.

  • Rebecca Aldrich
    Rebecca Aldrich Year ago +1064

    This person has invested a lot of patience and time training himself. His presence shows strength.

    • bigbad lara
      bigbad lara 11 months ago +1

      @Tamara M drugs =/= bad

    • Ali Haider
      Ali Haider Year ago

      @monky mind if you follow the laws of creater

    • Ali Haider
      Ali Haider Year ago

      @monky mind the created has created human with certain properties . . Strength is one of them that one can tap into . .

    • Ali Haider
      Ali Haider Year ago

      He is also an MBA

  • Joshua Mok
    Joshua Mok 8 months ago +21

    Been watching this 18 mins Tedx Talk for 4 times, and I still get some new insights every time I watch it! One of the best talk ever!
    The calmness is what I need the most 😊

  • Rodrigo Junji Torihara
    Rodrigo Junji Torihara 23 days ago +3

    This talk has helped me a lot. I can only thank you for making me think in a different perspective. Having to deal with frustrations in my personal and professional life has been a very hard. I hope even more people can hear this, and possibily be inspired as I was.

  • Florence
    Florence 9 months ago +41

    I have never heard anyone like him, this magical aura is around him 🙏

    • Carole Grover
      Carole Grover Month ago +1

      Laughter helps…

    • Carole Grover
      Carole Grover Month ago +1

      … a person of wise work, admirable advice, calm countenance, now? for me ? & for you all… ? SING A SONG ?
      LAUGH IF YOU CAN , but most of all…
      KEEP WONDERING& KEEP ON KEEPING ON … & singing🎶walk on / walk on/… learning & wondering /…🌹

  • Uditansu Parida
    Uditansu Parida 8 months ago +42

    All the positive energy flowing through him towards me his words movement is just giving me peace of mind.

  • Jennifer Kehl
    Jennifer Kehl Year ago +1386

    "I am not the body. I am not the mind. I am not my emotion."
    Thank you for that sir.

    • Pannag S
      Pannag S Month ago

      This is somewhat similar to Mandukya Upanishad

    • Susan Dong
      Susan Dong 10 months ago

      @Trifle Great explanation

    • Vineet Verma
      Vineet Verma Year ago

      @Richard Munsch denial of existence makes it easier to cope with reality

    • Mandarin G
      Mandarin G Year ago +1

      @Professional Punter You are something much bigger, maybe you are the whole universe.

    • Marco Guarise
      Marco Guarise Year ago +2

      @galileo77 you just use your body, that is why you speak. You just use your mind, that is why you think. You are not them. They are just part of you. They are not the whole you.

  • Reeble Snarfle
    Reeble Snarfle 8 months ago +24

    One of if not THE best Ted Talks I have ever heard. Shaolin Mastery is seldom seen mass gatherings, because of its' nature. However, this was exquisite mastery indeed in relating to others in such an intimate and meaningful way. Thank you for this presentation. A very powerful and knowledgeable speaker. 🙏

  • Karus.
    Karus. 7 months ago +89

    14:02 "The problem is, there is no time to see clearly anymore".
    I'm pretty sure he strategically placed that line for exactly when the timer ran out.

  • Elvie Underwood
    Elvie Underwood Month ago +3

    This was one of the most inspiring TED Talks that I have seen. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

  • Avril Dixon
    Avril Dixon 5 months ago +15

    Absolutely wonderful. Encouraging, helpful and inspiring. What a great young man. Had to share this with my family. Thank you

  • mimi
    mimi 2 months ago +1

    It felt like someone came and analyzed my life in the most accurate yet nonjudgmental way. He is very good at speaking about what he has mastered.
    I have heard some of these things before but what matters is the way it is said and this definitely touched my heart. I too am at the foot of the mountain, asking people about what you see at the peak. I too am restless, my mind is a mess, I'm losing motivation, asking myself if I'll be able to do it, asking myself if I should stop even before starting and I too, feel like I'm locked in a cell; even before starting I feel like giving up. But there's something that wouldn't let me. This video showed me what I was looking for, to climb without thinking where I'll end up the next day, all the way up to the peak, to see for myself how it looks like from there.
    Also, very impressed by the way he described depression as imprisonment, very accurate.

  • Lúcia maruska
    Lúcia maruska 8 months ago +4

    Parabéns mestre, tudo que aprendemos é pouco, se conhecermos abrangerá tudo. Gratidão 🙏

  • Monica
    Monica 3 months ago +3

    What is valuable in this lifetime:
    Sharing with others
    Training and devopment of the self
    Enjoy your time even doing nothing
    To find a way and do the things you like to do

  • Panoptic
    Panoptic 8 days ago

    This talk was unexpectedly powerful. I expected some wisdom but it actually made an impact on me.

  • Joanna Vee
    Joanna Vee 10 months ago +2552

    The way he speaks, the way he moves, his gestures, his serenity, his clarity and purposeful words, the invisible wave of energy that seems to emanate from him, sending off an ethereal vibe... My goodness, I want to climb the mountain just to meet him at the peak. I shall see you there one day!

  • SS Sarangdevot
    SS Sarangdevot 4 months ago +9

    when we are going with our compulsions , He has the capability to just make us feel stable, calm and conscious with his ways of life...

  • Mayer Randt
    Mayer Randt 2 months ago +3

    After scrolling and scrolling on youtube I came across this talk and decided to listen to this TED- talk as I am a person who is constantly seeking ways to keep improving myself. I am soo thankful for this talk. Just Impressive. Today is the first time I have heard from him. As of today I will keep following him and put his practices into actions and meet him and other like minded people at the peak of the mountain ⛰.
    Thank you for sharing and greetings from the Caribbean island 🏝 🇨🇼 of CURAÇAO

  • Luz Baron
    Luz Baron 5 months ago +3

    I really needed to hear this today. 🙏 Thank you Master and thank you Universe for sending him our way. We're all connected. 😊😇

  • Maritza Chavarria
    Maritza Chavarria 6 months ago +7

    Gracias Maestro por inspirarme a mis 61 años a seguir escalando mi propia montaña. Eres un ser de luz. 💓☘️💞🌺

  • thaik56
    thaik56 2 years ago +4473

    Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
    - Lao Tzu

    • Saadia sabouri
      Saadia sabouri 5 months ago

      Yaaaaaaaaass . I'll copy this .thank you 💖

    • H L
      H L Year ago

      Agree. My wife can easily master me, but she can never change herself😂

    • Mitchey S
      Mitchey S Year ago +1

      “To make whole, be whole” John Butler, “Before you try to change the world, clean your room” Jordan Peterson, “I’m starting with the man in the mirror” MJ, I guess there’s a wisdom in this

    • Chris P
      Chris P Year ago

      If only more westerners understands this.

    • Yeka Alan
      Yeka Alan Year ago +1


  • Bra ndim
    Bra ndim 5 months ago +9

    "All our lifetimes, all of our lives are too unique to copy the past of someone else" that hit hard.

  • Mind Empowerment PH
    Mind Empowerment PH 3 months ago +8

    Bottom Line: Focus your mind towards your goal and Remove hindrances that could prevent you to achieve it. Don't make hindrances stop you.

  • glow and grow
    glow and grow Month ago +2

    Some people appears in my life every day and it doesn't inspire me, it doesn't help me see or change. The master appeared today, now, for the first time, and changed everything - my perception, my breathing, the way I think, speak, feel, and be silent. It is the spirit that I was looking for, that I was waiting for and that I wanted to be my "Guru", guide and guide, in my journey on the mountain. "Thank you" is too little! Reverence, Master!
    Namaste! 🙏

  • Minh Đạt Lục
    Minh Đạt Lục 8 months ago +1

    do the thing you like
    climb up the ladder
    reach the peak
    Sensual mind
    Negative mind
    Slothful mind
    Unsettled mind
    Skeptical doubt
    "Align and structure your life in a way to prevent these hindrances"
    There are 2 mistakes along the way to mastery
    1. Not starting
    2. Not going all the way

  • Melanie Liu
    Melanie Liu 2 years ago +9502

    He never said “um” or “so,” any other filler words/sounds. Amazing.

    • Jo Desti
      Jo Desti 6 months ago

      It’s almost as if he was hired to do a Ted talk and prepared for it by memorizing his speech

    • Simon
      Simon 7 months ago

      Always be precise in your speech

    • The Illusionist
      The Illusionist 9 months ago

      @Melanie Liu 2:12

    • BO3
      BO3 9 months ago

      1:11 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫✌🏾

    • King Starscream
      King Starscream 11 months ago

      @Melanie Liu I think there are more important things to take from this speech than public speaking skills.

  • Priti Jagdale
    Priti Jagdale 9 months ago +8

    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone... ❤️

  • Kami Kenny
    Kami Kenny Month ago +1

    I learned that I am a master of my own self from watching this. Always have been, learned it all years ago through my own trials. Life has an odd way of allowing you to learn all of this on your own, you just can't let emotion control you; understand that you control it. You have to know that you are not your mind, your mind is a part of you. Your body does not decide how to act based on the two, you control them all simultaneously, forever. You always have...
    One day I hope, we all may learn this at a younger age...and be thankful for being in such control.

  • Vinod Kumar puthumanapully

    It's simply amazing, the commonality between Shaolin Buddhist philosophy, techniques and that of Advaita vedanta- Sanatana Dharma (Hindu beliefs). Understandable, as both streams are Dharmic after all. The monk puts the message forth very clearly n succinctly. Om Shanthi.

  • Ali House
    Ali House 2 months ago

    So much heart felt appreciation to you for sharing this vital information I have been doing breathing and energy exercise for a moment. Now I ve been doing yours. And it is amazing to feel and connect this practice. You have reconnected me to my purpose my heart. Deepest appreciation ❤️ beyond words ❤️ thank you ❤️

  • owaies mulla
    owaies mulla Year ago +1674

    Love the way he ended his speech. *If any of you choose to climb the path of Clarity.... I will be glad to meet u at the peak*👌

    • im T
      im T 9 months ago +1

      @Skapelboi clarityhahahaha

    • Thana Ang
      Thana Ang 10 months ago

      Sadu sadu

    • Elizabeth D.
      Elizabeth D. 10 months ago +2

      @rustic35 I don't think I missed your point at all -- I think you missed mine. The reference I made about the peak was to simply point out that the writer meant peak instead of peek. But I then went on to say that it still fit the context. So my point was really about semantics.

    • rustic35
      rustic35 10 months ago +1

      @Elizabeth D. I think you missed my point, some people only think of the peak (the end goal) and miss the journey along the way because they're only focused on the end goal.
      Focus on what's happening now and the peak will arrive when it's time.
      If you spend your whole time wanting the peak, the end, then, you'll suffer and miss the opportunity along the way.

    • Elizabeth D.
      Elizabeth D. 10 months ago +1

      @rustic35 Let me tell you what I've learned thus far (growing up in a cult and fleeing from it a few years ago).
      Life is a SERIES of journeys. When you reach the mountain peak, you will KNOW it -- but sometimes it will feel like a pyrrhic victory, because you will be filled with battle scars (figuratively).
      And yes -- you will thank your lucky stars that you've reach the pinnacle of THAT journey -- because you know that a new one is about to begin.
      So you prepare yourself for your new journey and all of its ups and downs. And you try your best to enjoy it all the way to the top once again.
      And each time you reach the mountain peak, you relish the scenery (like Simba did in the Lion King).
      So you see, there's nothing wrong with relishing the mountaintop once you get there -- there's a feeling of, "I made it," before you begin your next journey. 😉

  • winnie lai
    winnie lai 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for your wisdom and simple explanation Master

  • Course Sales Secret
    Course Sales Secret 4 months ago +1

    This is so good, I keep recommending it to everyone I know of! My biggest challenge was sensual but I’ve been working on that. Super amazing what happens once you gain clarity

  • 2202 Monilla Ednel
    2202 Monilla Ednel 6 months ago +3

    Thank you ted talks I learned self mystery,I discover my life slowly thru meditation and watching all your valuable videos to self mastery.I got enlightened my mind through out this my 19 yrs existing in this world ❤️
    -Love from Phillppines

  • Veronica Rodriguez
    Veronica Rodriguez 5 months ago +5

    He moves me so with his messages it gives me such a clarity about my life and life in general touch me deep within thank you.. Master🙏🏼🌈💕

  • noir2ciel
    noir2ciel Year ago +861

    I met him personally in Germany last year. Truly a meeting that has left permanent marks on me. The spirit and energy from him is very fascinating.

    • kimh khoo
      kimh khoo Year ago +1

      @Winfried that is your opinion of your encounter with theravadian.. 'the 30 traveller..' it doest reflect the essence..

    • wiw n
      wiw n Year ago +1

      @CHRISTIAN ANDERS LEARNING CHANNEL You apparently don't understand his points; and I can see why. I would not have either, but fortunately, my sister explained to me. His teaching is not conflicting with

    • Dr. Manoj Patil
      Dr. Manoj Patil Year ago

      @wiw n thanks, lucid language, words from the heart, I am willing to meet a monk, such a flawless and genuine one

    • wiw n
      wiw n Year ago +1

      Many monks and meditation masters give out an aura and I think it is because of their true inner calmness that 'transmits' the sense of tranquility and lightness to the audience to let go of the burdens.

    • Magic L
      Magic L Year ago

      That is not a real temple

  • MsMM
    MsMM 5 months ago +5

    This is one of the best TED Talks I've heard. Best inspirational video on TheXvid period. Thank you for this, it is so valuable.

  • Mark Leasure
    Mark Leasure 6 months ago +3

    Thank you 🙏🏼 for sharing. This was a great life lesson and experience. So powerful 🌱

  • Mahshid MPour
    Mahshid MPour 5 months ago +3

    You speak about all those things I’ve read about them before, in a very simple and clear way to understand! It’s precious to me. Thank you 🤍

  • Mary Mbugua
    Mary Mbugua 5 months ago +1

    Simply amazing. It gets you at whichever point you are at life and reminds you where you missed or what you are missing

  • Govind Premji
    Govind Premji Year ago +1575

    "If any of you chooses to climb that path to clarity, I will be happy to meet you at the peak."
    I've never heard anything so confident ever before in my life.
    Best Ted Talk I've seen.

  • Mahshid MPour
    Mahshid MPour 5 months ago +2

    You speak about all those things I’ve read about them before, in a very simple and clear way to understand! It’s precious to me. Thank you 🤍

  • Trena Marshalls’ Nails
    Trena Marshalls’ Nails 4 months ago +2

    He’s so peaceful and profound. Just want to give this man a big hug 😊❤️

  • Thomas Shemelia
    Thomas Shemelia 2 months ago +1

    This is a place where I have found light, that I know, if I lose my way, I can come back to this point, and remember where I was heading from here. I can pick A New Path if I like as well. Thank you for making the space with your TED Talk and TheXvid🙏❤

  • Ukuthula Kwenqondo
    Ukuthula Kwenqondo 9 months ago +5

    Enjoy your time not doing anything 🙂 I love that. Enjoying something means allowing the heart to open up which allows the universe the opportunity to experience itself fully through you.

  • Garry Bowers
    Garry Bowers 2 years ago +868

    I feel Master Shi Heng Yi has told me how I can live again my life stopped on the 4th of march 2019 when my wife passed away suddenly. He has just said how to live again not just exist I will follow what I learnt to day and learn to live again .Thank you so much Master shi Heng Yi

    • Keon Modi
      Keon Modi 4 months ago

      My condolences sir!😔❤️

    • Saadia sabouri
      Saadia sabouri 5 months ago

      The same. And I wish you have a great life just keep going and be strong 💖💖💖

    • jpking2012
      jpking2012 Year ago

      Stay strong for her. She would want you to live and be as happy as possible.

    • Takeshi Miyagi
      Takeshi Miyagi Year ago

      very sorry for your lost condolences

    • Energy Vampire Slayer
      Energy Vampire Slayer Year ago

      "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankel was a very helpful book for me. Your wife was blessed to have you love her.

  • Brício Fioretti
    Brício Fioretti 2 months ago +2

    Ouvir o mestre é nutrir a alma de esperança de alcançarmos um mundo melhor onde cada indivíduo siga seu verdadeiro caminho e nele encontre lugar para compartilhar o bem comum a todos nós, o amor.

  • Yrena Lantigua
    Yrena Lantigua 9 months ago +6

    Buddha's teachings help me a lot in a very difficult time I was passing in my life. I am not a practicioner but I watch a lot of their seminars and used a lot of the practices and let me out the mud I was in.

  • micaela lauchenauer
    micaela lauchenauer 4 months ago

    Thank you so much Master Shi Heng Yi! With your words I get so much clarity and I am so happy, that you mastered yourselfe and now teach others how to climb that mountain!

  • Benjamin D'souza
    Benjamin D'souza 8 months ago +16

    WONDERFUL, Master Shi!!
    Thank you! You're indeed a blessing to the disturbed & rudderless souls on this planet! Bless you!!

  • Unknown feller
    Unknown feller Year ago +1925

    He is a humble man that can kick our asses and later he would pay the hospital bills too and become your friend.

  • AL L
    AL L 5 months ago +1

    Thank you so so much master.....such profound wisdom unlocked my mind which was stuck for along long time.....

  • akpoedafe valentine
    akpoedafe valentine 6 months ago +5

    I'm not my mind
    I'm not my body
    I'm not my emotions.
    That's why I can see this aspects clearly.

  • catsandguitars
    catsandguitars 3 months ago

    Added to my favourites will try to keep his teachings present. :)

    BEN INSANLARI SEVIYORUM 7 months ago +2

    Great 👍
    I have been understanding myself at 26 ages and when I understand myself completely I will share to all mankind through this program.

  • Blazing SAARITH
    Blazing SAARITH Year ago +1199

    “A true master, is an eternal student”

    • thelordoftime803
      thelordoftime803 Year ago

      @Dewyu Nohmi Also, you are talking about the Dunning Kruger psychological effect, not the philosophycal quote. Give that a quick Google.

    • thelordoftime803
      thelordoftime803 Year ago

      @QBNblue your quote is to be taken metaphorically, nobody ever knew everything, but based on Socrates quote I stated above, if you reach ultimate knowledge, you also reach ultimate lack of knowledge.

    • thelordoftime803
      thelordoftime803 Year ago

      @Dewyu Nohmi Socrate's quote is actually "The more I know, the more I realize I know nothing".

    • wiw n
      wiw n Year ago

      @thelordoftime803 He is so beyond all the comments, and titles. He could not care any less what pp call him.

    • QBNblue
      QBNblue Year ago

      @Dewyu Nohmi i would like to to have a further convo about this. Because this is something I think about a lot

  • josee carrier
    josee carrier 3 months ago

    felt the powerlifting my spirit up and I feel so blessed, thank you so much for sharing...needed kind of on the right track!!!bless!!!

  • Gunz N Budder
    Gunz N Budder 8 months ago +6

    "I am not the Body, I am not the mind, I am not my emotions. It's just that I can see all these three aspects about me."

  • Jane Nakayama Vblog
    Jane Nakayama Vblog 6 months ago +1

    very inspiring!!!I learned a lot. Thank you Master Shi Heng Yi!!!

  • entirepizza
    entirepizza 6 months ago +11

    im watching this after single-handedly destroying 3 of my friendships and hurting a bunch of other ones from some selfish actions i took over the weekend. i truly feel i am at an all time low and at a turning point with how i want to live my life. i cried tears watching this as im realizing my mind is plagued by all 5 of the hindrances he mentioned. i am wrong and i owe it to the ones i've hurt to be better. i hope others have been able to feel impacted by this amazing ted talk as well and that you may bring meaning and clarity into your lives

    • Nadia Chaparro
      Nadia Chaparro 6 months ago +1

      Yo también llegue a ese punto lo importante es que a partir de ello haga algo

    • Sky Bear
      Sky Bear 6 months ago +1

      All the best on your journey to combat these 5 hindrances, it's a long and difficult road but just know that you will make it there as long as you don't quit. All the best to you!!!

  • Sincerely_
    Sincerely_ Year ago +507

    "If any of you chooses to climb that path to clarity, I would be very happy to meet you at the peak." What a statement. Such a beautiful speech. Thank you sir!

    • Сергей Высокин
      Сергей Высокин Year ago

      @Aaron Gabrial I am glad you get the joke, bro!

    • Aaron Gabrial
      Aaron Gabrial Year ago

      @akatgn It is not so uncommon to be misunderstood, or overly confident. Which beckons me to ask the questions: Which has a longer life expectancy...Knowledge ~ or Love? To point out fault whether in self or others, is it not grounds on which many can stumble? To recognize, accept and love, whether at a distance or intimate; is it not to accept and hold highly? He knows his place is not to point out flaws, just to merely be gentle in his presentation, so he does not himself falter, and to stir the truth into the mix of others. "The apple of my Eye" to love unconditionally is NOT a common yet rare, SO rare of a trait, it is like finding a specific needle in a needle factory full of needles without a thimble~ He is not just trying to help others, but he is trying to GIVE understanding, so that a Collaboration that is Greatly needed may have a better chance to flourish. A simple collaboration from those who "Are" with those "Whom Will". THEN again, There are so many ways to see since man tries his hardest to perceive, yet will not as long as he is bound to his perceptions~ Therefore, indeed. What do I know? ~ Godspeed

    • akatgn
      akatgn Year ago +1

      @Aaron Gabrial yes im certain. His speech is about personal growth, decisiveness, and clarity. That’s why he said he can’t do it for you or show you the way/path @ 8:40. You have to do it yourself and self catering/tailored. It’s crystal clear. All the 5 hindrances deals with spirituality , mindset, feelings, and nothing physical. They might be a byproduct of the physical state but the obstacle is abstract or mental in origin. Desire, for instance, is a derivative of a positive product from the physical realm of obsession (the joy of seeing, smelling, tasting) or temptation as exampled in the video. The story of the travelers is an example of not to let outside/other factors HINDER your path to clarity. It serves as a transition into his 5 HINDRANCES. For example, the third hindrance is an imprisonment of the mind. Restlessness, again is an “unsettled state “of MIND. Notices it deals with the mind a lot? Anything other than the physical realm, thus I don’t believe the master intends for his audience to take his speech in a literal meaning but think critically and spiritually and applies where it is meaningful for personal growth.
      The mountain is definitely the symbolism of an end-goal of your journey in life and its different for everyone. It is specific and personal so you can’t rely on others to tell you, or dictate what it supposed to be. You have to do it yourself. The speech promotes independency, although we live by interdependent connection, if we want to achieve that goal, we have to learn and overcome those 5 hindrances to make it happen, that’s the irony behind clarity, to be able to decipher and be crystal clear in what we want to achieve despite outside stimuli but we first have to do it internally from out state of mind. You can’t love someone if you first can’t love yourself, and neither can you love yourself if you did not recognize and accept who you are.
      His speech has endless clues to what I interpret it to mean but if you question my certainty, I can’t give you that satisfaction because it is tailored different for everyone. I can’t speak for its meaning but I believe that’s what he meant. Humbleness and personal interpretation are of different qualities but I hope my interpretation is NOT of a pretentious origin.
      There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance and I hope that mine didn’t come out as the latter.

    • Aaron Gabrial
      Aaron Gabrial Year ago

      This is a statement which is meant to show selflessness of heart. He is stating though you may not see me, if our spirits are to meet, and you are truly at the top of this mountain, you as well as I, will embrace each other with warmth and welcome in seeing we are now brothers of light.

    • Aaron Gabrial
      Aaron Gabrial Year ago +1

      @Сергей Высокин Humbleness, is the restraint or imprisonment of ones ego; The purpose of the life journey is not to DESTROY but to LEARN. Without the ego, we cannot have free will~ Thus, we must learn to put the ego Behind us, so that way we may see with clarity.

  • Nidhi Upadhyay
    Nidhi Upadhyay 27 days ago

    Thanks for sharing great knowledge . I feel very calm while listening u this is speech is quite peaceful and relaxing .
    The way u explained the most typical things in very simple manner is outstanding ..
    May god give u more knowledge so that u can enlighten more life's . 🙏🏿🙏🏿

  • Saadia sabouri
    Saadia sabouri 5 months ago +1

    YOU CAN FEEL THE PEACE FROM THIS INCREDIBLE SHOW TALK . This speech touch my soul make me cry yes I do. you Made my day MaSTER SHI HENG YI 🤚🤚 .I will take this speech like a motivating thing for every day 🥺🥺
    All my respect and peace from Morocco to you 💖💖

  • Trick2tech videos
    Trick2tech videos 4 months ago

    I love this one cleared my mind best ted talk ... TED please bring such more masters please 🙏

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    Pure wisdom ...💝

  • Octaveious 9
    Octaveious 9 Year ago +3335

    School teaches you lessons, then gives you a test..
    Life gives you a test, which teaches you a lesson.

    • jksvnte
      jksvnte 5 months ago

      Very well said

    • Nieczerwony
      Nieczerwony 6 months ago

      School is a science and life is engineering. Scientist learn to build and engineers build to learn

    • MysticStrike Force
      MysticStrike Force 10 months ago

      And life lesson will not give you papers except your whole body mind and heart.

    • kelsi f
      kelsi f 11 months ago

      Absolutely 💯 love this! Truth!!!

    • Kimberley JoAnne Gon-Zales
      Kimberley JoAnne Gon-Zales 11 months ago

      Right i love it

  • Mike’s Restorations
    Mike’s Restorations 7 months ago +1

    We are lucky to have master Shi Heng Yi speak to us with great spirit and excellent communication skills. I have spent most of my life studying martial arts and the way of Shaolin. I have spent time training at the Shaolin temple in China and have even had the great pleasure of meeting the Abott.
    Everything I do with my career my passions, my hobbies express the things I have learned from Shaolin.
    I am so grateful to have experienced and learned from this way of life!

  • R S
    R S 5 months ago +10

    When he said "LET IT RAIN" It was so calming dat I had tears in my eyes

  • Ian Winter
    Ian Winter Month ago

    I know I personally have to work on the five states that he is referred to. I am very grateful for his beautiful teachings and the recommendation by my dad!

  • Josette Zeno
    Josette Zeno 6 months ago +4

    I’m studying acupuncture as part of my healing journey and I’m enlightened by this

  • darsha527
    darsha527 Year ago +1611

    Discipline always look so good on people. Very powerful aura...

    • Marco Kühner
      Marco Kühner Year ago +4

      Because a disciplined person is a self-loving person

    • Atlantean Caveman
      Atlantean Caveman Year ago

      @Comicaze247 your loan problem could also be indirectly solved by you creating a service, and then everybody loved this creation, and you get money. Mula the biproduct of flowing!

    • bohelenlee12321
      bohelenlee12321 Year ago +3

      They are lost, and they are Scare, and weak. I’ve been there, learn how to master your body, and the mind will follow, have self ( be a designer of self) that is the richest life, we need masters, not things. TheXvid have all the answer. Dig and it’s your for the asking♥️🙏😇

    • Lee Jae Rim
      Lee Jae Rim Year ago +1

      Weirdly enough, this line just resonated powerfully, i wanna write it and stick it on my desk.

    • Sub Chan
      Sub Chan Year ago

      @Banglu - when did i judge finacially poor people, when did i say I was rich, You rushed through the thread and didnt read it properly and you raced to rebuke me when you didn even comprehend the conversation properly. You just jumped in and starting blurting.

  • Vee Shryane
    Vee Shryane 20 days ago

    Love this very insightful 🙌

  • Rosco C
    Rosco C Month ago +1

    Beautiful and powerful at the same time. Thank You Master Shi Heng Yi.

  • Jay Rose
    Jay Rose 9 months ago +3

    Great talk! Master Shi Heng Yi is a very wise man! I needed to hear this today! 😊

  • Frances F
    Frances F 3 months ago

    Master Shi Heng Vi- I enjoy your lecture on the 5 hindrances in life. Its helps me to look into my life. Yes, if ones don't get out of someone negatives n controlling habit then. one is not able to get a chance to see life for themselves
    They will depends on that person to tell them what to do. Thank you so much.

  • Zithelo Mathunjwa
    Zithelo Mathunjwa Year ago +1011

    When he said: " I am not my body. I am not my mind. I am not my emotions. " i felt baptized. 💛🙌💫

    • Cecilia Lascano
      Cecilia Lascano Year ago

      If this phrase resonated with you, you should try the "Isha Kriya" meditation.

    • Renyx Ghoul & God Slayer
      Renyx Ghoul & God Slayer Year ago +2

      They make up what is you but they are not you, you must be able to detach or take a step back so you do not get over indulged and drown by it. Just like how some people perform insane actions due to adrenaline, it is because their mind is fogged. For the more violent events at least.
      Buddha always taught about the idea of treating your body as a shell for your being than actually you.

    • Andi Mustafa
      Andi Mustafa Year ago +1

      You might want to read 'solve for happy'. Mo gawdat discusses this in his book as well, in a way that helped identify myself a little bit more.

    • Ashok Hazarika
      Ashok Hazarika Year ago +1

      Me too felt enlighten you

    • brydamatt10
      brydamatt10 Year ago +2

      @mindlesstube a soul